Sports  August 26, 2016
Reed takes lead at Barclays
USAPatrick Reed edged into a two-shot lead at The Barclays Championship on Friday, firing a three-under-par 68 to take a slender advantage into the weekend action.World number 14 Reed had looked to be on course to take a bigger lead over the chasing pack but two bogeys in the final three holes at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale jolted his momentum.Reed ...  Full Story
Bravo must await debut as City host Hammers
Claudio Bravo has completed the formalities over his reported £17 million move to Manchester City, but his lack of training with his new team means has not been considered for a starting placeClaudio Bravo must wait to make his Manchester City debut as he prepares to watch his new club's home Premier League game with West Ham United on Sunday from the stands at the Etihad Stadium.The Chilean goalkeeper has completed the formalities over his reported £17 million ($22 million, 19 million euros) move to the Premier League, but his lack of...  Full Story
Radwanska breezes into New Haven final
PolandPolish top seed Agnieszka Radwanska demolished Petra Kvitova in straight sets to advance to the final of the Connecticut Open in New Haven.World number four Radwanska swatted aside her Czech opponent in just over an hour, winning 6-1, 6-1 to advance to Saturday's final.Kvitova, who arrived in the US after winning a bronze medal at the Olympics earl...  Full Story
Top Kenyan Olympic committee official arrested
KenyaKenyan police on Friday arrested the secretary-general of the country's Olympic committee (NOCK) in the wake of a series of scandals and embarrassments at the Rio Games."It's true Francis Paul has been arrested over the Olympics issues," said a police source who wished to remain anonymous."It is part of investigations into the Rio scandal on the mi...  Full Story
Dempsey sidelined over irregular heartbeat
ESPN confirmed that US striker Clint Dempsey, pictured on June 16, 2016, will miss the USAUnited States striker Clint Dempsey will miss his country's crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, reports said Friday.Dempsey's club the Seattle Sounders confirmed that the 33-year-old forward would be sidelined from this weekend's Major League Soccer clash with the Portland Timbers in Oregon.It is...  Full Story
Lewandowski hat-trick as Bayern rout Bremen in season opener
 Bayern MunichRobert Lewandowski claimed a hat-trick as defending champions Bayern Munich brushed Werder Bremen aside with a 6-0 win in Friday's opening match of the new German league season.Lewandowski, the Bundesliga's top-scorer last season with 30 goals, could have finished with five as Bayern ran riot."I'm just happy I scored and that we got the win," Lewan...  Full Story
Murray plays down 'hate' rematch with Rosol
World number two Murray will face the controversial 31-year-old Lukas Rosol for the first time since Munich in 2015 when Rosol bumped into him at a changeover during their quarter-finalAndy Murray played down fears that his US Open clash against Lukas Rosol will be a repeat of their last stormy meeting when he described the Czech as being the sport's most hated player.World number two Murray faces the controversial 31-year-old for the first time since Munich in 2015 when Rosol bumped into him at a changeover during their quarter-...  Full Story
'Big Four' in no mood to cede power
BritainAndy Murray and Rafael Nadal insisted Friday that they have no intention of loosening their grip on power despite the sport's 'Big Four' slipping into the twilight of their careers.Murray, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have carved up 46 of the last 53 majors between them.The physical cracks are starting to show -- Djokovic and Nadal have ...  Full Story